01 Jul 2020

Every sector of the U.S. economy feels the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The hardest-hit segment of the population are seniors with people 85 and older facing the greatest risk of severe illness. Many nursing homes find themselves overwhelmed in their efforts to maintain safe environments for seniors in their care. As skilled nursing facilities […]

02 Jun 2020

Healthy buildings in the post-COVID-19 world are an important component to economic recovery. It’s important that businesses get back up and running quickly and adjust to what will be a new normal. Maintaining a healthy indoor environment is critical to this. If in the past, budgetary concerns limited the resources devoted to health, wellness, and […]

26 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our personal and professional lives in ways we may not fully realize for weeks, months, perhaps even years. As businesses start to reopen around the country, developing a successful reopening plan is critical. This requires thoughtful consideration as any plan for reopening buildings needs to put occupant safety first. There […]

19 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic forced buildings and campuses to close across the country. Proactive building managers used this time to schedule inspections, testing, preventive maintenance, and cleaning of HVAC and other systems. Many facilities, however, sat empty during this time. While building closures are an essential part of limiting the spread of the coronavirus, other health […]

13 May 2020

As shelter-in-place orders begin to lift throughout the country, businesses are shifting their focus towards reopening. Facility managers who used the time of closure to perform preventative maintenance on HVAC and other mechanical systems are in a better position than those who did nothing. Even so, if you are a building manager, you need a […]

14 Apr 2020

Shelter-in-place orders in states across the country have caused many businesses to cease operations. Until the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control many facilities will remain empty. While we provide Coronavirus solutions like verification and clearance testing, as well as disinfection services, underlying IAQ and HVAC conditions drastically affect viral spread and return occupancy.  Plus, […]

With the current COVID-19 Pandemic it more important than ever to understand how HVAC affects viruses and other indoor environmental issues. Indoor air quality is something that many building occupants don’t give much thought to until it impacts their comfort, but IAQ is a critical part of building engineering and maintenance. A building that is […]

Government agencies, medical facilities, educational institutions and other private sector companies, both large and small, are dealing with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.  Education on how to prevent the spread of viruses in their buildings by understanding disinfectants for emerging pathogens (DEP) is vitally important. As cases spike and mortality rate rises in the […]

The COVID-19 Pandemic is now inescapable. SO, How IAQ affects schools has never been more important to understand. With in person classroom education in the United States completely shut down, a shift to online learning is underway. Teachers and admin staff are all working from home. However, facility managers, engineers and custodians mostly are all […]

10 Mar 2020

Understanding how humidity and temperature impact air quality in operating rooms, intensive care units, and throughout healthcare facilities is important to maintaining good healthcare IAQ. Controlling these levels is a concern for building engineers and facilities managers and they need to communicate this to clinical staff to prevent the spread of infections. What is Psychrometrics? […]